(East Farmingale, NY)- The Long Island woman who struck and killed an anti-gang activist with her vehicle, was sentenced on Thursday to 9 months in prison. Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini, had this to say about 60-year-old Annmarie Drago of Patchogue, “The defendant’s actions that day were unconscionable, first destroying a memorial for a 16-year-old girl then attempting to flee when confronted by a grieving mother,” Sini also added, “Today’s sentence is a just outcome that holds her accountable for her actions”. Drago was convicted on March 11, 2020 by a Suffolk County Supreme Court jury on all charges filed against her including; Criminally Negligent Homicide, Criminal Mischief and Petit Larceny for the 2018 death of 50-year-old Evelyn Rodriguez of Brentwood.
Photo: FILE – In this Nov. 29, 2018 file photo, Annmarie Drago appears at Suffolk County District Court in Central Islip, N.Y. Drago, who drove her SUV in September 2018 over Evelyn Rodriguez, a New York mother saluted by President Donald Trump for her crusade against MS-13 gang violence, was found guilty of all charges Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (Barry Sloan/Newsday via AP, Pool, File)